“Tour leader Jim Rosenthal was extremely well versed on Southeast Asia, and very approachable. A superb tour leader.”
Cuba: Havana and the Vinales Valley
For those that want a more intimate and customized experience, this unique small group departure to Cuba is for you. With a gauranteed maximum of 12 travelers, impromptu encounters and exchanges with Cubans are an every day occurance.
Enjoy hearing from guest speakers as you learn about art, dance, history, education, religion and the economy. This is an extensive and interactive learning experience built on the foundation of meeting Cubans and creating a meaningful exchange of ideas and information. Explore the old city as we learn about Havana's history and architecture. Meet with farmers and visit an artist community project in the Vinales Valley. See how small private enterprises are growing throughout the island. Meet with dancers and learn about flamenco. Take a tour of the excellent Fine Arts Museum with an art historian who explains how politics and social concerns are communicated through art. Discuss U.S. foreign policy with Cuba during a visit to the U.S. Interests Section. Stay seven nights at the 5-star Parque Central Hotel in Havana. Join us for a private and exclusive program with the Commonwealth Club.
All participants must agree in writing to take part in the activities of the tour and abide by the license requirements set by the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control.
Words from our travelers:
“Don’t change a thing.” – 2013 Cuba, Joyce Turley Nicholas
“Each stop was interesting and varied; which created an amazing mosaic of the complicated Cuban experience.” – 2013 Cuba, Nikki Young
“You provided an authentic cultural and historic experience. The current situation in Cuba was presented well and provided a rich experience.” -Robert MacDonald, 2012 Journey to Cuba
“It was one of two trips in my life that was astounding.” - Jo Wunderlich, 2012 Journey to Cuba
$5,045 per person, based on double occupancy and including charter air from Miami to Havana.
Single room supplement is $450.
*The Commonwealth Club has had a license to operate People to People programs in Cuba since 2011. Our license is up for renewal in November 2014, and we are currently awaiting renewal.